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125th Anniversary Events

posted Nov 10, 2012, 6:12 AM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Nov 10, 2012, 6:14 AM ]


 As of November 9, 2012

The following is a list of events scheduled during the 125 anniversary year of Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder. Please open the article to read in more detail. 

2013 Events: 

January 24      Delaware State Fire Chiefs Meeting Station 8

March (TBA)   5K Run

April (TBA)      Motorcycle Run followed by meal. Fund Raiser, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project

May 14            Delaware State Fire Police Meeting Station 8

May 18            Parade Practice Saturday afternoon with Band followed by party for members      and a guest

May 19            Wreath Placement by Aetna Honor Guard Honoring the Deceased Members of Aetna who served in the Armed Forces

Memorial Day Parade 125 members for 125th Anniversary with band, older members and Ladies Auxiliary members unable to march will be provided a place to ride in vehicles

Memorial Day luncheon following parade at Station 8

June 1             Newark Day Antique Apparatus Muster Newark Shopping Center

125th Souvenirs on sale to the public on Main Street and the Shopping Center

June (TBA)      Aetna Golf Outing

July 27              Aetna Family Picnic

August 3         Cumberland Valley Convention Parade Shippensburg PA with band

August 15       Delaware Valley Fire Chiefs Meeting Station 8

September 13 Block Party Holiday Inn Dover with Belvedere Fire Company

September 14 DVFA Conference Parade 125 members for 125th Anniversary with band, older members and Ladies Auxiliary members unable to march will be provided a place to ride in vehicles

September 22 Newark Community Days Souvenirs on sale to the public

September 28 Firemen’s Association State of PA Parade West Chester with band, hosted by Fame Fire Company celebrating their 175th anniversary, older members and Ladies Auxiliary members unable to march will be provided a place to ride in vehicles

October Breast Cancer Awareness Month for members and the community

October 6 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service with Aetna Color Guard participating

October 9 New Castle County Ladies Auxiliary Meeting Station 8

November 12 Company meeting at Station 8 Honoring Aetna military veterans and active duty personnel. Special recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the dedication of Station 8 and a tribute to members who responded to the Pan Am Airline Disaster in Elkton 50 years ago

December 7 Aetna Annual Christmas Banquet Station 8 with upgraded menu and special anniversary gift

December (TBA) “Pop” Hitchens Kids Christmas Party with a neat gift for the children

December 17 (Tuesday) Fire Chief’s Christmas Party celebrating the exact date of the 125 Anniversary with our fire service friends

2014 Updated Aetna History Book 1988-2013 published